Here's Frank Thomas's Emotional HOF Induction Speech

On the other end of the Hall-of-Fame-Speech spectrum, Frank Thomas gave a pretty touching speech today at the Hall of Fame and spent almost the entire time either crying or fighting off the tears. He spoke fondly of his parents and family and got very emotional when speaking about his father (which he was worried… » 7/27/14 4:35pm 7/27/14 4:35pm

Another Reason Frank Thomas Deserves Your Hall Of Fame Vote

When I advocated for Frank Thomas's Hall of Fame candidacy, I mentioned that the autograph I got from him on the day he kinda-sorta saved my life had faded completely from the ball it was on. It turns out Thomas read my post, and he was kind enough to send me a new autographed ball. Seriously, put this man in the Hall… » 12/13/13 4:54pm 12/13/13 4:54pm

Price Of Fame: Frank Thomas, Who Saved My Life

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/06/13 2:26pm 12/06/13 2:26pm

Godwin's Law Strikes The SI Swimsuit Issue

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 2/12/10 6:30am 2/12/10 6:30am

Finally, A Pro Baseball Team With Glow-In-The-Dark Caps

How many times have you asked yourself, 'Why can't I see my favorite baseball cap logo when the lights are out?' (If you're like me, plenty). Well, if your favorite team is the Casper Ghosts of the Pioneer Rookie League, then you don't have that problem. This season the Ghosts (formerly the Casper Rockies) became the… » 4/25/08 2:20pm 4/25/08 2:20pm

I Want You To Hurt Like I Do

I love it when a team says that they have released a player "by mutual agreement." That usually means that the team says: "We're not going to start you anytime in the near future, and if you don't like it, then $#%! you." And the player responds: "&%$! me? No, &%$! you!" Various doors are then slammed. » 4/21/08 11:40am 4/21/08 11:40am

Here Comes The Hurt Again

Alternate headline: Everybody Hurts (Sometime). If there's such a thing as momentum in sports — as if games are a rolling wheel of cheese and players are stumbling down a grassy English hill — then the Yankees just lost it on the eve of their most important series of the season. A.J. Burnett pitched eight strong… » 9/14/07 9:22am 9/14/07 9:22am

That's How You Note An Achievement

We have to say, it's pretty awesome that on the night each of them reached a career milestone that assured they will be in Hall of Fame, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio did something stupid/embarrassing within a matter of minutes. » 6/29/07 11:40am 6/29/07 11:40am

Blue Jays Not Afraid To Have Fun With Banned Cartoonish Violence

Well, maybe Canadians are too iffy about the violent striking of children to let the now infamous Frank Thomas pillow commercial hit the air, but that doesn't mean the Blue Jays can't still have some fun with it. » 4/10/07 4:15pm 4/10/07 4:15pm

If Frank Thomas Can't Hit A Child, What Good Is He?

As anyone who understands comedy can tell you, the sight of a small child in pain is the zenith of modern mirth. Which is why it's such a shame that this Blue Jays commercial with Frank Thomas has been banned by Canadian television. » 4/04/07 3:00pm 4/04/07 3:00pm